A recently declassified file involving the FBI’s interrogation of Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud raises new questions about the enigmatic figure at the center of the Russia collusion hoax, whether by accident or design.
Whoa – the Joseph Mifsud 302 is out.
Mifsud said he had no advance knowledge Russia had DNC emails and did not make any offer to Papadopoulos
And there is a post-interview email from Mifsud to FBI yet to be released ?
A very short interview for a purported “Russian agent” pic.twitter.com/VfdQpiLXxI
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 2, 2020
Mifsud met newly-minted Trump adviser George Papadopoulos during a conference in Rome and claimed to be well connected with sources in the Kremlin who might help facilitate a meeting between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Their meeting was facilitated by a mutual acquaintance with the London Centre of International Law Practice who had a long history of working with the FBI to represent its interests in London.
Mifsud later met Papadopoulos in London, claiming to have in tow a niece of Vladimir Putin’s (which was later disproven). According to Papadopoulos, he was the original source, during that meeting, of the claim that Russia had hacked the servers of the Democratic National Committee.
According to the FBI’s 302 report following its February 2017 interrogation, though, Mifsud denied it.
Twitter watchdog Techno Fog also made note when releasing the report of what remarkably little interest the FBI seemed to have in discovering from Mifsud what he knew and how he came to be in possession of the information.
“A very short interview for a purported ‘Russian agent,'” it wrote.
The FBI would go on to launch its “Crossfire Hurricane” sting after an Australian diplomat cabled to officials that Papadopoulos had boasted of the Russian hack, proof that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Kremlin.
But Papadopoulos has since suggested that the entire operation was likely orchestrated by the FBI in order to justify its politically-motivated need to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign.
In its warrants to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, much of the information was drawn from the debunked Steele Dossier, which had been commissioned by Democrats as an opposition research report in support of the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Contrary to the claims of former FBI Director James Comey and others, Papadopoulos has said that Mifsud was, in all likelihood a plant for the FBI, or else another Western intelligence bureau that was cooperating with it to attempt to fix the U.S. election.
In that event, the interview with Mifsud a month after Trump’s inauguration was little more than a show, designed to cover the FBI’s tracks.
Some, in fact, have questioned whether Russia was even involved with the DNC hacking, or whether it may have been an inside job.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has hinted in the past that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, a disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporter, may have been the source.
The damaging emails cast light on much of the corruption within the DNC to fix the primary race and assure that Clinton got the nomination over Sanders.
Rich was discovered shot outside of his Washington, DC, apartment shortly before the news of the hacking came to light. Police dismissed the killing as a robbery, although none of his personal effects appeared to have been taken.
The DNC also refused to let the FBI examine its servers, instead outsourcing the job to far-left cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.
As part of his criminal investigation into the Russia collusion hoax and the role of the intelligence community in setting it up, Justice Department prosecutor John Durham reportedly went to Rome to conduct a lengthy interview with Mifsud last year.
Durham, who recently interrogated former CIA Director John Brennan also, is said to be in the final stages of his probe.
Already, ex-FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, one of the lead interrogators in the “Crossfire Hurricane” case against Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty for falsifying an official document and may be cooperating with the probe.